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    is there anybody runing side mouned steering dampers on their TL's?
    MY BIKE: 1998 TLS 107.52 Hp 71 lb-ft.
    MODS: Yoshi rs3, K&N, PC 2, custom sprocket cover,
    custom top triple clamp, shorty levers, clear taillight, undertray, brake lines, "fabbri" windscreen, 17/40 sprockets, fan switch mod, TRE, Ohlins rear, gsxr750 k5 forks, r1 calipers, custom clutch actuator cap, custom frame sliders, steering damper, PVM.
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    My picture thread: http://www.tlzone.net/forums/bike-pi...idouts-10.html
    http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92328

  • #2
    Re: side mounted steerig dampers

    On my TLs I had the early very long Hyperpro mounted along the upper frame rail to a fancy clamp on the fork leg. It worked exceptionally well! The longer damper means there's less hydraulic play associated with actuating the Hyperpro velocity-sensitive valve. IMHO it was also stronger, able to handle more force. That's how most early dampers originally were mounted. Slightly heavier, installed wrong it might pinch your fingers or something. I put the damper's rod heim to the frame and the damper's body clamp to the fork so it was tucked in close to the frame and out of the way. On the TLS I even made a bracket around the frame that used some stock holes in the frame. With the carbon fiber wheels it worked VERY nicely, at low speeds it felt like no dmaper at all.

    But now the problem is finding a damper as good in such a long length.
    It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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    • #3
      Re: side mounted steerig dampers

      i will have a hyperpro csc long steering damper soon, so i am thinking and trying to figure out how and where could i mount it otherwise i would need to sell it and get another one that fits with my top mount brackets that i bought a while back...

      cyclecamper, do you have any photos of your setup? sounds like a great idea...
      MY BIKE: 1998 TLS 107.52 Hp 71 lb-ft.
      MODS: Yoshi rs3, K&N, PC 2, custom sprocket cover,
      custom top triple clamp, shorty levers, clear taillight, undertray, brake lines, "fabbri" windscreen, 17/40 sprockets, fan switch mod, TRE, Ohlins rear, gsxr750 k5 forks, r1 calipers, custom clutch actuator cap, custom frame sliders, steering damper, PVM.
      sigpic
      My picture thread: http://www.tlzone.net/forums/bike-pi...idouts-10.html
      http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92328

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      • #4
        Re: side mounted steerig dampers

        i use a ohlins
        mods:Joe V air box-smart tre-vans pressure plate/retainers,brake return spring,battery holder,oil cap,top triple-rifleman 1/5 insert&clutch cover-shorty levers-billet grips-screw off gas cap-yoshimura rear set bracket-folding foot controls-gap tray mod- custom gsxr tail section on moded subframe-gsxr forks and radial calipers-full Galfer lines-slash cut exhaust-4" packed baffles-chrome exhaust tips-norton headlight-custom overflow bottle-ohlins side mounted damper-carbon fiber tank guard.

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        • #5
          Re: side mounted steerig dampers

          Originally posted by Johnny Cizzle View Post
          i use a ohlins
          I had the Hyperpro, but now I just have the Ohlins. The Hyperpro is much better for a variety of uses, the Ohlins is OK if you're just on the track.
          It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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          • #6
            Re: side mounted steerig dampers

            Sam has a one set up like that, I forgot what was the brand and model he used

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            • #7
              Re: side mounted steerig dampers

              allmost all brands has side mounted type dampers, but that doesn't matter, what matters is how/where you can fix the damper ?
              MY BIKE: 1998 TLS 107.52 Hp 71 lb-ft.
              MODS: Yoshi rs3, K&N, PC 2, custom sprocket cover,
              custom top triple clamp, shorty levers, clear taillight, undertray, brake lines, "fabbri" windscreen, 17/40 sprockets, fan switch mod, TRE, Ohlins rear, gsxr750 k5 forks, r1 calipers, custom clutch actuator cap, custom frame sliders, steering damper, PVM.
              sigpic
              My picture thread: http://www.tlzone.net/forums/bike-pi...idouts-10.html
              http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92328

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              • #8
                Re: side mounted steerig dampers

                Yes, I run side mounted on the 1040




                M8 Steel Rivnut into the frame spar and a recessed spacer to spread the load onto the frame spar rather than just the head of the rivnut.

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                • #9
                  Re: side mounted steerig dampers


                  Run over on: '98 TL1000S
                  Riding: '98 TL1000R fighter
                  Drooling over: '02 TL1000R

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